Hop Along have released the epic album closer ‘Prior Things’, ahead of release of their new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog, out April 6. The single explores the bitter triumph of a relationship that never comes to be. Listen below!
Crafted by Frances Quinlan (songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist), Tyler Long (bass), Joe Reinhart (guitar), and Mark Quinlan (drums), the album considers what it’s like to cast off longheld and misguided perceptions, yet without the assurance of knowing what new ones will replace them.
Self-produced and recorded at The Headroom in Philadelphia by Reinhart and Kyle Pulley, Bark Your Head Off, Dog features the familiar sounds that have always made the band allergic to genre: grunge, folk, punk, and power pop all appear, with inspiration from ELO to Elvis Costello to ‘70s girl group vocal arrangements.
This time around, they’ve added strings, more intricate rhythms, lush harmonies (featuring Chrissy Tashjian), along with a momentary visit with a vocoder. In more than one place, Mark Quinlan drums like he’s at a disco with Built to Spill. Bark Your Head Off, Dog is Hop Along’s most dynamic and textured record yet.
Pre-order Bark Your Head Off, Dog: https://hopalong.lnk.to/BYHOD